Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 20: God Knows Brokenness

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see Me again, until you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.'" - Jesus

Do You hear His heart? 

"Yet I will leave some of you alive. When you have among the nations some who escape the sword, and when you are scattered through the countries, then those of you who escape will remember me among the nations where they are carried captive, how I have been broken over their whoring heart that has departed from me and over their eyes that go whoring after their idols. And they will be loathsome in their own sight for the evils that they have committed, for all their abominations. And they shall know that I am the LORD. I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them."  - God in Ezekiel 6:8-10


God knows brokenness for those He loves who have left Him.

Our Jesus knows a compassion that makes Him cry in brokenness over loss (remember Lazarus' story?). 

Our God allows Himself to be affected by our sin and I would venture to say our pain.

 Do I know this? Does this cross my mind when I cry to Him in my pain or when I sin against Him? 

The Creator knows brokenness. He understands. How do I respond?

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